The Summer School is organized by the Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi which has long experience in organizing thematic summer schools and training courses (click here to see the list of past events). The Golab2014 course is held in the framework of the FP7-ICT-2011-8 project "Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School ".

Organizing Institute
Research and Development Department
Ellinogermaniki Agogi
D. Panagea, 15351 Pallini

Organizing Committee
Dr. Georgios Mavromanolakis
Tel:  +30 210 8176 795
Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou
Tel:  +30 210 8176 797
Mrs. Eleftheria Tsourlidaki
Tel:  +30 213 0070 547

Brief Resumes
Georgios Mavromanolakis
Dr. Georgios Mavromanolakis graduated from the University of Athens with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a Master’s Degree in Nuclear and Particle Physics. He did his Ph.D. at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva-Switzerland. His thesis was on the development and design of a tungsten/quartz-fiber calorimetric detector, which is now in operation at the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. From Aug 2003 until Jul 2008 he was a Research Associate at the High Energy Physics Group of the University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge UK. As a member of international scientific collaborations he worked on the research and development of innovative calorimetric detector technologies for next generation high energy physics experiments. He led the various phases of the R&D programmes, from conceptual design and computational simulation of detector systems, to preparation of testing of prototypes, experimental operation and data analysis. He conducted experimental test campaigns at various research accelerator facilities at DESY/Hamburg-Germany, CERN/Geneva-Switzerland and Fermilab/Chicago-USA. While being employed by the University of Cambridge he was awarded the International Fellowship of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in USA to continue his research as a Guest Scientist of the Division of Experimental Physics Projects (from Jan 2007 until Jan 2009). From Mar 2009 until Dec 2011 he joined CERN as a Research Scientist/Fellow working on the R&D of novel scintillating crystal materials with applications in the fields of particle physics, medical imaging and homeland security. Also as a member of the CMS Collaboration he participated in the data analysis of the experiment and in the preliminary upgrade studies of its detectors. In 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus where he taught at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and at the Department of Physics. In Sep 2012 he joined the Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi as a researcher and project manager of EU funded projects on science, technology and education.
Sofoklis Sotiriou

Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou has worked at CERN, at the National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" in Athens and in the Physics Laboratory of Athens University. He holds a PhD in High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics and a PhD in Science Education. He is the Head of R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, one of the biggest educational institutions in Greece, where has been active in the co-ordination and development of research projects on implementation of advanced technologies (e.g. mobile applications, wearable computers, VR and AR applications, robotics) in science education and training. Since 2001 he is the Director of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi Center for Teachers Training. His main research field is the design, application, and evaluation of virtual and digital media environments that could bridge the gap between formal and informal science learning. He has been involved in a long series of EU joint research and technology funded projects. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences (since 2003), member of the board of ECSITE (since 2004) and has served as Expert Evaluator to the European Commission FP5 & FP6 Programmes. He has also act as a consultant to the development of the FP7’s Science in Society Work programme. He is author of numerous articles and publications on the use of ICT in science education. He is also author of the Science Textbooks that are used in all primary Greek schools since 2003.

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki has graduated from the physics department of the University of Crete where she specialized in computational physics. In 2008 she got her master degree in Astrophysics and Mechanics from the physics department of the University of Athens. Her research is focused on the improvement of the educational procedure by implementing new technologies and achieving maximum interaction between students. Her working experience includes teaching physics, chemistry and mathematics in high school and junior high school students. She has been working in the "Research and Development" department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since January 2010 and her main activity is designing educational scenarios based on using new technologies as well as, training school teachers in using new technologies.

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